Johnny Tillotson going strong at age 83

Rockin’ the airwaves of WILK Radio – 1973
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When it comes to JOHNNY TILLOTSON, who hails from Jacksonville Florida, I’ve always regarded him as a ‘southern gentleman,’and this week (April 20) he celebrates birthday 83. One of the nicest guys I ever worked with, as I had the pleasure to host shows with him twice in 1988, and in the early 90s.  A career that began in 1958 with “Dreamy Eyes,” Johnny’s smooth vocal style molded pop & country genres together, with hits on the Cadence and MGM labels with hits like “Poetry In Motion” (1960), “It Keeps Right On A Hurtin”(1962,) and “Talk Back Trembling Lips” (1963) . Great pic of us reuniting back in 2011.